Cylindrical Gas Pressure Vessels
on Rail Car
A rail car needs to transport pressurized gas and due to shipping constraints, each cylinder can have only a diameter of 34 cm (inside dimension). The end caps are not considered in this initial design.
What is known:
- Internal pressure is 10 MPa.
- Inside diameter of a single vessel is 34 cm.
- Yield (allowable) stress for the steel shell is 250 MPa.
- Factor of Safety is 2.0.
- The vessels should be designed to meet the maximum distortion energy criteria for predicting failure.